As predicted Mr Jack Burrell plans to make decisions for the whole community without a single public hearing. This is the after hours e-mail, 5:05 pm on a Friday, before a three day vacation. This should prove to you how the entire council, led by Jack Burrell is about to pull off the most rotten trick on Fairhope citizens since the settlement of the triangle lawsuit, Jack was part of that as well.

From: Lisa A. Hanks, MMC
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 5:05 PM
To: Lisa A. Hanks, MMC <[email protected]> Subject: Special Called Council Meeting – September 4, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Attached is a public meeting notice for a Special–Called City Council meeting at 4:00 p.m. prior to the Work Session/Budget Meeting at 4:30 p.m. Have a great weekend and holiday (Labor Day).

If you have any questions please contact me.

Public Meeting Notice SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING Date & Time: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Place: Council Chambers 161 North Section Street Subject: Resolution to Authorize the Council President to execute a Real Estate Purchase Agreement for properties owned by the Baldwin County Board of Education Notice must be stamped, dated and initialed before posted on bulletin board.

Please note it says for the “Council President to execute a Real Estate Purchase Agreement”. This is for the k-1 Center and the PLAN the Council, has decided they want without any public participation.



Jack Burrell is like a pop up target. He is involved in one controversy after the other. The newest “sketchy and secretive” project is the K-1 Center. I eluded to it in the last post under B. FACT and…


Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama
2 hrs ·

Please share with your Fairhope friends.
I have communicated with Council President Burrell about the K-1 Center property purchase and taking this opportunity to discuss all property owned by BCBE in our City (Nix Center land, K-1 “Fairhoper’s” Park and the Alternative School). I expressed to him the importance of transparency with all possibilities for the best use of the K-1 property and how its future use needs to be communicated with all stakeholders. There should also be a feasibility study done. These decisions have long lasting effects on our City and should not be rushed. We should not repeat past mistakes.
This is why I was surprised to receive the notice at 5:05pm on Friday, before the long Labor Day weekend, when people were busy getting ready to spend time with their families and not concerned with City business, about a Special Called City Council meeting to approve a “Resolution to Authorize the Council President to execute a Real Estate Purchase Agreement for properties owned by the Baldwin County Board of Education” for Tuesday 4pm.
Rushing the city into real estate deals without public participation and input by stakeholders is an inappropriate way to conduct business. Fairhope citizens are unaware of the developments concerning these properties and alternate opportunities. If the rest of Council truly wants to be transparent and make proper decisions, they will cancel this meeting and make certain all facts are presented in a public forum before we move forward on spending millions of tax dollars.
In addition, due to expected weather associated with Tropical Storm Gordon, I will be canceling the specially called work session to discuss the budget at 4:30pm.

Wake up Fairhope this City Council is stabbing you in the back and Jack is holding the knife.

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20 Comments on "BACK STABBER"

  1. If the City Council decides during a hurricane watch, to vote for something that is not currently critical, I doubt that it will survive any challenge. Jack Burrell may believe that he can get away with this, but I trust that even Robert Brown won’t go with this one; this may be a bridge too far (even for Jack’s dog).

  2. Unbelievable | September 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm |


    • Jack has thrown his son under the bus more than he has the voters who were dumb enough to pull that lever for him. At some point we the peeps must vote Jack out. He is attached to every problem we have.

  3. Justin Baldwin | September 3, 2018 at 10:08 pm |

    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority, still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority.
    ~John Dalberg-Acton

    This. Is. Still True Today.
    Baldwin County Is Most Certainly Full of Men Who Are Full of Themselves and Their Corruption

    How does one man think that he has the right to speak and spend and decide the fate of the good people of Fairhope? Pray tell!

  4. Jack needs to go.
    To prison.

    • He wont go to prison. There are too many people that are either corrupt themselves that will make money off this deal. The rest of the people in town just don’t care and are too busy doing their own thing.
      You see? Crookedness and apathy are all these guys need to do as they please and get away with it.
      By the way, STOP talking about the FBI in town. The FBI will not find anything that will make a difference. I have watched this town turn crooked over the past twelve years – this time matches up right after Katrina hit and outsiders such as Dorsey, Haygood, and Burrell came here and started their crooked schemes.

      We got Dorsey out (maybe too late) and now it is time to get Haygood out and Burrell out and send them back to where they came from before they finish ruining the place.

  5. People should be up in arms about this. A single person has been all but self-designated to make a decision that involves a large cost to the City and pertains to a piece of the City’s history located in the heart of downtown. No input from residents, no entertaining of other offers, no coordination with the administration. To top it off, a specially called meeting is now being rescheduled to noon during a work day to approve this? This is OUR money, not his. If anyone wants to challenge this man for his City Council seat in the next election, this autocratic and authoritarian act will be about all that a challenger needs to point to. Where are the rest of our City Council members? The “it needed to be done today or else someone else may make an offer” excuse isn’t sufficient. This is a shady deal involving shady individuals and unfortunately, not a single one of us will be able to stop it. Remember this during the next election cycle.

    • Georgia Orwell | September 4, 2018 at 8:33 pm |

      I agree. However, I don’t agree that this dilapidated and toxic building should be ‘remodeled’ as so many are stating; It needs to be razed. The question is: what replacement would be of most benefit to Fairhope taxpayers (remember us, Jack?). I think that the boutique hotel, financed by a developer and partnered with the City, would be a huge boost to the City’s coffers. Compare that to the City purchasing the Triangle property and other ventures undertaken by Jack Burrell (losers all) and financed by Fairhope taxpayers. We want and need a vibrant downtown; a boutique hotel would be booked even more than the Marriott. Wedding receptions every weekend at the Fairhope Inn and at the Venue etc and no other great place to stay downtown other than Hampton (Hampton stays booked 24/365); it would bring walk around business to all of the local restaurants and shops. I don’t see what bonus we receive if the City purchases it for ‘future’ development. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. Our council needs to FIX THE SEWER SYSTEM AND UPGRADE/REPAIR THE ELECTRICAL GRID; they need to do their jobs and do what is best for the City. They are a bunch of stupid cowards if they follow Burrell off of this cliff.
      By the way, did you see that a judge shut down the Fly Creek apartments (Jack’s baby) because the City Council screwed up and didn’t follow its own laws?

      • Upgrade the sewers? Repair the pipes and electrical grid? No no. These projects aren’t fun and won’t make money for these guys
        Go ahead and build subdivisions and more projects that will further tax the infrastructure then let the taxpayers pick up the tab when the town is overbuilt and crowded. These guys will then leave town looking for another area to ruin. Like rats these guys bring pestilence. This is what the Catalysts do as they finance politicians who let them do what they do

        • Spanish Fort Oracle | September 5, 2018 at 11:43 am |

          This happens all the time. Can anyone name a place that was able to stop this type of runaway growth?

          • Georgia Orwell | September 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm |

            Nantucket, MA. A citizens’ group was formed, ‘Tipping Point Nantucket’ and they have rocked the island and stopped over-building cold in its tracks. The difference is that the Nantucket City Council votes according to citizen concerns……imagine that concept!

  6. I believe it’s the other way around!

  7. Would rather see the city purchase it than some investment group

  8. Preserving our history or a big hotel development, this purchase is a great idea and must be done before the developers remove a building that was Fairhope High School for decades.

    • I despise developers. They come to town, drop buildings, make money, then leave us to deal with the utilities, schools, and roads.
      Impact fees are like krytonite to them. But since they run the place, you won’t see the term ever brought up.
      Catalyst is the organization that keeps impact fees from ever being brought up.

    • Georgia Orwell | September 4, 2018 at 8:37 pm |

      Can’t put a price tag on your memories. A big hotel would never fit on that tiny property but it would be great for a small upscale hotel. The current building is a teardown and an eyesore.

  9. Ripp won another lawsuit.
    Dayum son.
    Impressive. Fly creek shut down. Corte is ripps b#tch!

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